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Are Additional Transportation Options “Uberly” Successful?

Taxis have long been an icon of city living. If you walk into any New York City street, you can expect to see a familiar-looking yellow sedan with “TAXI” written in black letters. Taxis, originally much different than the current model, have been around in cities like NYC since the late 19th century.

Looking for a vacant taxi and getting the cabby’s attention can prove practically impossible. However, within the last five to 10 years there has emerged additional transportation services, such as Uber and Lyft, which have given consumers the opportunity to request a ride at their location via mobile app. 

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What Now: After Presidents Leave Office

What happens after a presidency?

As the 44th presidency comes to a close, we are all wondering, what will Obama do next? Every former president retains the title Mr. President, but all are booted from The White House on the inauguration day of the next president. Obama is no exception. However, Obama is unique in his plans to remain in the nation’s capital upon completion of his eighth year this January. It is very uncommon for a president to stay in DC, and even the last president to stay in Washington, Woodrow Wilson, only remained because of his declining health.


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Arbor Day

This week people across America were encouraged to plant trees. Arbor Day is celebrated at different times in 41 different countries all across the world. The first American Arbor Day celebration was held in 1872, when one million trees were planted in Nebraska by Sterling Morton, the Secretary of Agriculture for President Cleveland.

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